To keep exercising and feeling healthy in the midst of a demanding work schedule, I’ve been trying to at least take a morning walk through the hills in my neighborhood. It doesn’t replace dance classes (which I wish I could take every day!), but it gets me moving, outdoors and energized.
Today, I decided to do something different. I decided to “dance walk”.
I was inspired by the adorable Ben Aaron and his dancing through the streets of NYC, and by the fact that I finally charged my freaking iPod.
Check out how Ben got the idea for “dance walk fitness” and what he did about it:
So, this morning, I grabbed my iPod and set out with my wedding playlist blaring in my ears.
It was an incredible workout! Heart rate up, working up a sweat and having SO much fun! I felt totally happy and energized.
It was 8 am on a Saturday morning, so there weren’t too many people around but I wondered what people in the passing cars thought.
I probably looked a little strange.
Kinda like this:
But I really didn’t care! I was getting down to these shake-your-booty dance classics:
- Get Down Tonight (KC & the Sunshine Band)
- Hey Ya! (Outkast)
- Brickhouse (The Commodores)
- Love Shack (The B-52s)
- Twistin’ the Night Away (Sam Cooke) – and yes, I twisted!
- Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Would you ever try dance walking? If you saw someone on the street doing it – what would you think? Would you join them?
I had so much fun and got such a good workout, that I’m going to make it a normal part of my routine!